Application categories

I search a way to identify applications by category.
For short time now, I used to extract the CFBundleTypeRole values to get an idea if an application reads and/or writes data. However, its a very dry and superficial info. Isn’t there a real distinction between applications ??

to make an example, we have categories to distinct between files in form of folders in our home folder, like:
-(developer) not everybody uses this folder


I think you may get that info, by going online, and search for the app, maybe wikipedia, maybe macupdate, macworld, or cnet, or some other, but I have no doubt you’ll get the info you opt for.

Good luck!


I dug into the property list file of Safari, and there I found the key: LSApplicationCategoryType with the value